Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A virtual-reality space in which users can interact with a computer-generated environment and other users.
- ‘Thankfully, the game has online origins, so is blessed with an enormous internet metaverse of hints, tips and strategies, as well as a scarily in-depth history.’
- ‘The book explores the personal and social identities being shaped in the metaverse at the beginning of the 21st century.’
- ‘The weblog explores the convergence of the metaverse with the real life practice of architecture.’
1990s: blend of meta- (sense 3) + and universe.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.